News Releases: April 2022

MPCA meteorologists forecast air quality in response to drought and wildfire predictions for summer 2022 in Minnesota Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Minnesota experienced an unprecedented number of air quality alerts for unhealthy air conditions in 2021, which were the most severe, widespread, and longest lasting on record, reaching levels that were dangerous for everyone.

Aspen Hills wastewater treatment plant discharges excessive phosphorus, fecal coliform into Tibbets Brook for nearly three years Monday, April 25, 2022

Homeowners association’s wastewater treatment plant in Elk River pays civil penalty for discharges of pollutants into an impaired water body.

MPCA reports call for continued protection of northern Minnesota’s most pristine waters Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Three new reports by the MPCA show that lakes and streams in the Rainy River - Rainy Lake and Lower Rainy River watersheds have few impairments, but must be protected to ensure continued world-class recreational opportunities and wilderness experiences.